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Women’s basketball edged out by Bloomsburg

Looking to build off the momentum from a solid victory over Pitt-Johnstown on Wednesday evening, the West Chester University women’s basketball team (10-12, 6-8 PSAC) took to the road on Saturday afternoon to face off against Bloomsburg (15-6, 11-3 PSAC). This afternoon’s contest was close throughout but Bloomsburg proved to be too much in the 76-71 setback.

The Basics:
Final Score: West Chester 76 Bloomsburg 71

Records:
West Chester (10-12, 6-8 PSAC) Bloomsburg (15-6, 11-3 PSAC)

Location:
Nelson Field House-Bloomsburg, Pa.

How it Happened:
Bloomsburg opened the game on a 13-3 run in the opening four minutes to claim the early 10-point lead. The Huskies maintained this early lead to end the first quarter with a 24-14 advantage over their visitors.

West Chester opened the second quarter on a 14-6 run to trim the deficit to just 30-28 with slightly over 5:30 to play in the half. This run enabled the Golden Rams to outscore their opponents 21-15 in the second to trail by just four (39-35) heading to the half.

In the third quarter, West Chester opened with a 7-2 run to take its first lead of the game at 42-41 with just over eight minutes to play in the third. The two sides traded baskets for the remainder of the quarter, which allowed West Chester to carry a slim 58-56 lead to the fourth quarter of play.

In the final stanza, the two sides continued to trade baskets before the Huskies went on a 6-0 run to take a lead that they would never relinquish to split the season series with the Golden Rams.

Golden Ram Rundown:
Zhane Snow (Wilmington, Del./Concord) led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting including a perfect 4-of-4 from beyond the arc in the defeat. Snow led four Golden Rams in double-figures as Destiny Jefferson (Scranton, Pa./West Scranton) recorded 16 while Madison Torresin (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) had 11 and Gabrielle Troisi (Norristown, Pa./Pope John Paul II) ended with 10 points of her own.

Torresin and Troisi tied for the team-high in rebounding as they each registered seven rebounds while Troisi also led the team in assists with six helpers on the afternoon.

As a team, West Chester shot 40.9 % (27-of-66) from the field while also shooting 47.8 % (11-of-23) from three-point range and 50.0 % (6-of-12) from the charity stripe. West Chester also ended the game with 37-35 edge in rebounding.

A Look at Bloomsburg:
Emma Saxton led four Huskies in double-figures as she poured in 16 while Taylor Montana had 15, Alyssa Mack had 14, and Megan Brandt ended with 11 points of her own.  Montana also finished just one rebound shy of a double-double as she registered a game-high nine rebounds.

As a team, the Huskies shot 48.2 % (27-of-56) from field goal range and just 16.7 % (2-for-12) from deep. Bloomsburg also went 87.0 % (20-for-23) from the charity stripe in the victory.

Up Next:
West Chester will be back in action on Wednesday evening when Millersville comes to Hollinger Field House with that contest scheduled to get underway at 5:30 p.m.

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